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What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa (English)

School enrollment has universally increased over the past 25 years in low-income countries. However, enrolling in school does not guarantee that children learn. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7956 JAN 26, 2017

Bold,Tessa; Filmer,Deon P.; Martin,Gayle; Molina,Ezequiel; Rockmore,Christophe; Stacy,Brian William; Svensson,Kristina; Wane,Waly Disclosed

The governance game (English)

In this paper, the authors use the lab to test a series of policy proposals designed to constrain rent-seeking behaviour in a policymaking context. ... See More +

Working Paper 112876 JAN 01, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Bulman,David Janoff; F. Lopez-Calva,Luis; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Clientelism in the public sector : why public service reforms may not succeed and what to do about it (English)

The World Development Report 2017 Governance and the Law (World Bank, 2017) highlights the intimate connection between the effectiveness of policy reforms and governance. ... See More +

World Development Report 113420 JAN 01, 2017

Bold,Tessa; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla Disclosed

Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)

This paper studies the relationship between inequality of opportunity and development outcomes in a cross-country setting. Scholars have long debated the impact of inequality on growth, development, and the quality of institutions in a society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6735 DEC 01, 2013

Molina, Ezequiel; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime Disclosed

Does participation in productive associations signal trust and creditworthiness ? evidence for Nicaragua (English)

This article studies the extent to which participation in productive associations in Nicaragua contributes to increase individuals' access to social programs and credit services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4512 FEB 01, 2008

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Molina, Ezequiel Disclosed